Center Aisle Cinema: "The Homestretch"

Wednesday, September 11 › 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

A complement to this year's One Read program, "The Homestretch" follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay in school, graduate and build a future. Each of these smart, ambitious teenagers will inspire and challenge you to rethink stereotypes of homelessness as they work to complete their education and face the trauma of abandonment. "The Homestretch" is an Emmy-winning documentary directed by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly. Following the screening, we will host a discussion with Ranita W. Norwood, supervisor of student services and district homeless coordinator with Columbia Public Schools. (2014, not rated, 90 minutes)

Registration: Not required.